Cultural tourism in Tanzania contributes economic development of local communities through empowering people in various tourism activities including cultural activities and expedition to local natural attractions surrounding village’s country wide. Despite economic benefits contribution it also motivate conservation of natural attractions and local cultural preservation for sustainable tourism.
Tanzania endowed with array of cultural sites giving an opportunity to explore by combining with wildlife and climbing safari to add more excitement by interacting with local people, learning, sharing culture, traditions and lifestyles experience. Some of cultural tourism sites that may involve in safari options:
Bushmen - Hadza/Hadzebe
The Hadza, or Hadzabe, are an indigenous ethnic group in north-central Tanzania, living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau. There are, as of 2015, between 1,200 and 1,300 Hadza people living in Tanzania. You can explore their amazing culture and join them on hunting activity, hunting wild animals by using bow and arrow.
Engaruka located 63km north of Mto wa Mbu in Manyara area along the way to Lake Natron. Engaruka with Lake Natron is among the historical sites with old ruins. During 500 years ago local farming community developed ingenious irrigation system for cultivation.
Ilkiding’a village located approximately 3km from Arusha city. Here you can explore Waarusha culture, waterfall attractions, coffee and banana farms and enjoy their local food.
Longido located near Kenya border. Longido dominated by Maasai the nomadic pastoral societies originated from North Africa along Nile River. Longido has interested attractions including people, environment and wildlife from climbing Mountain Longido, visiting Masai villages, Camel ride, walking safaris and visit local Maasai market.
Mto wa Mbu
Small developed village near Lake Manyara National Park with mixture of all tribes in the country. Here you can visit banana and rice farms, visit local market, see community projects the School and hospital, hiking Great Rift Valley to see Lake Manyara and Bike tour activity.
Mamba and Marangu
Visiting Chagga traditional house, coffee farms, waterfall, enjoying local cuisines and brew, visit Yohano Lauwo home memorial the native of Marangu who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 1889. Also you can visit Chief Mangi area to see first court and primary school of northern region evolved and still today functioning, see caves were Chagga use to hide when invaded by other tribes during tribal wars.
The Monduli juu located just 50km North West of Arusha city with Monduli mountain range suitable for trekking and hiking to see breath taking panorama while interacting with Maasai ethnic.
Pangani is the historical town nestled along Indian Ocean south of Tanga. The town has old historical buildings, a former slave harbor and slave market site during slavery period in Tanzania conducted by Arabs. The activities in Pangani includes visit to historical sites, tour to coconut plantation, fishing with local fishermen and beach relaxation to the glorious white sandy beaches spread along the Indian ocean dotted with fringed palm.
Village situated along Indian Ocean south of Dar es Salaam the largest city in Tanzania. Just 30 minutes drive from Kigamboni. Gezaulole village offers chance to enjoy coolest beaches and bird watching in Dar es Salaam.